> You'd have to translate what you state into a mathematical formula. > That's what Gödel did; he translated "there is a mathematical proof > for Theorem X" into a mathematical formula. No mathematical formula, > no Gödel theorem, no paradox. Gödel's theorem applies to mathematics, > not to handwaving arguments.
As an account of the first incompleteness theorem this is of course a huge improvement over Australia's leading erotic poet's attempt, but taken literally -- and when it comes to these matters we should strive to say things that are, literally speaking, true and accurate -- it is more or less nonsense nevertheless.
-- Aatu Koskensilta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen" - Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus